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Office of Polar Programs

Arctic Research Opportunities

Name Email Phone Room
Gregory  J. Anderson (703) 292-4693  W7134  
Renee  D. Crain (703) 292-4482  W7154  
Roberto  Delgado 703-292-2397  W7246  
Patrick  R. Haggerty (703) 292-8577  W7249  
Jennifer  L. Mercer (703) 292-7453  W7159  
Frank  R. Rack (703) 292-2684  W7189  
Elizabeth  L. Rom (703) 292-7709  W8164  
Simon  Stephenson (703) 292-7435  W7164  
Colleen  Strawhacker (703) 292-7432  W7178  
Cynthia  L. Suchman (703) 292-2092  W7188  


Solicitation  16-595

Important Information for Proposers

A revised version of the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) (NSF 19-1), is effective for proposals submitted, or due, on or after February 25, 2019. Please be advised that, depending on the specified due date, the guidelines contained in NSF 19-1 may apply to proposals submitted in response to this funding opportunity.


Full Proposal Accepted Anytime

        Arctic Natural Sciences; Arctic Social Sciences; Arctic System Science; Arctic Observing Network


The National Science Foundation (NSF) invites investigators at U.S. organizations to submit proposals to the Arctic Sciences Section, Office of Polar Programs (OPP) to conduct research about the Arctic region.

The goal of this solicitation is to attract research proposals that advance a fundamental, process, and systems-level understanding of the Arctic's rapidly changing natural environment and social and cultural systems, and, where appropriate, to improve our capacity to project future change. The Arctic Sciences Section supports research focused on the Arctic region and its connectivity with lower latitudes. The scientific scope is aligned with, but not limited to, research challenges outlined in the Interagency Arctic Research Policy Committee ( five-year plans.

The Arctic Sciences Section coordinates with programs across NSF and with other federal and international partners to co-review and co-fund Arctic proposals as appropriate. The Arctic Sciences Section also maintains Arctic logistical infrastructure and field support capabilities that are available to enable research.



This program provides educational opportunities for  Undergraduate Students, K-12 Educators.



What Has Been Funded (Recent Awards Made Through This Program, with Abstracts)

Map of Recent Awards Made Through This Program